Cher is doing a series of LGBTI fundraisers for Hillary Clinton

Cher donated 180,000 bottles of water to Michigan city during water crisis

Cher is turning to the LGBTI community as she steps up her support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

The entertainment legend will appear in gay summer hotspots Miami Beach, Fire Island and Provincetown in the coming weeks.

Cher kicks her tour for Clinton off on 19 August in Miami Beach for a Hillary Victory Fund event where general admission is $250 but for $5,000 attendees can have their picture taken with the singer.

Clinton, now leading Republican opponent Donald Trump in various polls, will not be in Miami Beach, Florida, or New York’s Fire Island where tickets also range from $250 to $5,000. But attendees only need to pony up $2,500 to get a photo with Cher at that event, according to Towleroad.

Clinton will be joining Cher on 21 August in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The $45 and $500 tickets are sold out at Provincetown but tickets priced from $2,700 to $27,000 remain available.

‘If you look at the community as a whole, Cher has been an icon in the gay community since the 60s,’ Tony Lima, a co-host of the Cher fundraiser and executive director of the Miami gay rights group Safeguarding American Values for Everyone, tells Politico.

‘Older gay men, from their 40s to the 70s, just love her.’

She first became a star in 1965 when I Got You Babe, her duet with then-husband Sonny Bono, hit number one. Her popularity with gays skyrocketed in the 1970s when she was one of television’s biggest variety show stars and hit the top of the charts as a solo artist with Half-Breed, Dark lady and Gypsy, Tramps and Thieves.

Her popularity has remained strong throughout the decades with such hits as Believe, If I Could Turn Back Time and Just Like Jesse James. Her most recent album, 2013’s Woman’s World, peaked at number three on the Billboard albums chart.

Cher has been taking on Trump on Twitter during the campaign. Here is a sampling:

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